Modernisation of a cannery to stimulate the local economy

Modernisation of a cannery with new machinery leading to improved competitiveness and a stronger local short supply chain.

Project summary: 

Karnobatplod JSC is a company producing a wide range of canned fruit and vegetables without preservatives. The company needed to make improvements in order to respond to the increasing demand for high quality food. Support from the RDP helped the company to set up new refrigeration facilities and to acquire new equipment including stone removal machines, a peach peeling machine, a polishing machine, and an automated production line for the labelling and packaging of finished products.

Project results: 

The new machinery and equipment will facilitate increased production at a higher level of quality; processing large volumes of fruits and vegetables which, at very low market prices, would otherwise remain unused.

The investment will strengthen the local short supply chain, as greater quantities of fruit can be purchased directly from the local producers without intermediaries.